ASES sings, dances, celebrates talent
By Sue Tiffin
Published June 7, 2018
It was a hot evening in the Archie Stouffer Elementary School gym on the evening of May 31 – both with humidity and a stage full of talent.
More than 50 students sang, skipped, performed and danced for a packed crowd at the 2018 Talent Show.
The Grade 5/6 band got the audience clapping to open the show, before a variety of creative performances that included a flute duet, poetry reading, solo, duet and group songs, a drum solo and even a grad invite filled the evening and the Grade 7/8 band closed the night, leaving audience members humming as they left the venue.
ASES music teacher Lorie Reddering MCed throughout the event, telling a joke every once in awhile at the request of students. Proud parents and friends took photos and videos of performances. Sound technicians Darian Maddock and Ben Pilcher were kept busy lining up the music for the evening. Reddering thanked her daughters and ASES students and teachers for helping to arrange the evening, and parents who have helped carry instruments.
Donations at the event raised about $500, and donations were also received from the ASES Parent Council, the Highlands Wind Symphony and the Highlands Chamber Orchestra. Money raised covers transportation and half of the cost of tickets to Canada’s Wonderland for an end-of-year band members’ trip.